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Juneteenth Celebration

Saturday, June 17, 2023 — 11:00 am to 3:30 pm
Learn all about Juneteenth and its connection to Berlin! Featuring food, live music, speakers and presentations, book displays, and more.

June 17, 2023

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Saturday, June 17, 2023
11:00 am to 3:30 pm
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Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
234 Kensington Road
Berlin, CT

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    Learn all about Juneteenth and its connection to Berlin! Featuring food, live music, speakers and presentations, book displays, and more.

    Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, at the end of the Civil War, Union soldiers arrived in Texas to free all remaining slaves in the state.

    Sponsored by the B.E.A.T. (Berlin Equity Action Team).

     

    This is the second Juneteenth Celebration held by the B.E.A.T (Berlin Equity Action Team) at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. To learn more about the creation of the B.E.A.T. and last year’s celebration, check out Chris Barlow’s article Juneteenth as a Teachable Moment.

     

    Juneteenth Events

    Juneteenth Celebration

    Saturday, June 17, 11:00 am to 3:30 pm

    Learn all about Juneteenth and its connection to Berlin! Featuring food, live music, speakers and presentations, book displays, and more.

    Wide-Awake Lantern Craft

    Saturday, June 17, 11:00 am to 3:30 pm

    All ages are welcome! Drop in for a fun and creative Juneteenth lantern making workshop!

    Keynote Speaker Jeffrey Fletcher

    Saturday, June 17, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

    Learn about the lives and experiences of African Americans in Connecticut, from their earliest arrival to present day.

    Berlin Civil War Heroes Documentary

    Saturday, June 17, 12:45 pm to 1:15 pm

    Discover the story of eleven brave African-American men from Berlin who enlisted in Connecticut's 29th and 30th Colored Troop Regiment during the Civil War.

    Amistad & Beyond: Black History at the Connecticut Historical Society

    Saturday, June 17, 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm

    Take a tour of historical artifacts representing the Black experience in Connecticut!

    Underground Railroad

    Saturday, June 17, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

    Join musical group Nzinga's Daughters to learn about the Underground Railroad—and Berlin's unique connection!

     



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